London’s sales of Chinese Art totalled £18,279,875 with strong results in both our Single-Owner Auction of the Tsuneichi Inoue Collection and our Important Chinese Art Sale, far exceeding the combined pre-sale estimates.
The Important Chinese Art Auction realised a total of £10,367,125 against a pre-sale estimate of £3.9-5.6 million. Leading the sale was a Japanese Private Collection of archaic bronzes and early ceramics, including a Sancai ‘Phoenix-Head’ Ewer which fetched £2.73 million against a pre-sale estimate of £40,000-60,000, and an Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel, Fangding which brought £2.39 million, almost six times its pre-sale low estimate.
Continuing to build on the dynamic Chinese market, our Important Chinese Art auction will take place on Wednesday 13 May. The sale will feature significant archaic bronzes and early ceramics from a Japanese private collection as well as fine jades, Ming and Qing porcelain, furniture and works of art.